Perceived needs for support among care home staff providing end of life care for people with dementia: a qualitative study.

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Vandrevala, T. ; Samsi, K. ; Rose, C. ; Adenrele, C. ; Barnes, C. ; Manthorpe, J. (2017)
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1002/gps.4451
  • Subject: alliedhealth | nursing

This study revealed rich and complex understandings of the practice dimensions of caring for people with dementia at the end of life and the impact these have on staff. There is a need to develop effective psychosocial interventions that focus on emotional support for care home staff. There will be challenges in providing this in employment settings that are generally low paid, low status, have high turnover and are reliant on temporary or migrant staff, where training is not rewarded, mandatory or culturally valued.
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